The DP VG10 2 Rivet line of knives from Tojiro are specifically designed for home use or those looking for a budget priced entry point into the world of Japanese kitchen knives. But these are in no way “cheap” items. Tojiro is a company that makes knives covering the gamut of styles and prices, but always using the best materials and production techniques.
We are, quite frankly, amazed that they are able to produce these well-made knives utilizing VG10 steel, at this incredibly low price point. VG10 steel is easily the most used stainless alloy in the kitchen knife industry, and for good reason. VG10 "super steel" is composed of carbon, chromium, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, silicon, and vanadium. All of these relatively small amounts of other metals give the VG10 steel its most important properties, such as its ability to hold an edge coupled with great durability. The VG10 core is clad in 13-chrome softer stainless steel which delivers an effortless sharpening experience and adds structural ductility and support to the blade.
The nakiri is a traditional Japanese style of knife designed to efficiently prep vegetables and fruits. The taller blade gives the knife excellent cutting power and stability through larger cuts and the flatter edge profile makes this pattern ideal for chopping.
The handle is made from a reinforced black wood, which is a tough but light material widely used in professional circles. The thin grinds and partial tang reduce the weight of this blade and make it an easy-to-use cutter for most home cooks or those wanting a knife for more rugged or portable use.
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Blade Length: 165mm
Total Length: 285mm
Weight: 120 g
Edge Steel: VG10
Cladding: 13 Chrome Stainless Steel
Handle: Reinforced Black Wood
Edging: Double Bevel 50/50